Shujaat Bhukari, editor of Rising Kashmir, was shot dead buy a gunman.
Editor of ‘Rising Kashmir’ Shujaat Bhukari was shot dead in the heart of Srinagar this evening. Eyewitnesses said three gunmen were seen approaching him as he was coming out of office to attend an Iftar party. One of them pulled the trigger.
Bhukari had two security guards in plainclothes and one of them died in the attack while the other was seriously injured and is reported to be in a critical condition.
The shooting took place near the Press Enclave where the office of Rising Kashmir is located.
There were threats to the life of Bhukari who was a strong votary for peace in the Valley. He was earlier targeted but managed to escape.
A well-respected journalist, Bhukari started his career with a local daily before serving The Hindu. He has over 28 years of experience as a journalist.
A widely travelled man, Bhukari’s death comes on the eve of the holy festival of Ramzan.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minster Mehabooba Mufti condemned the killing and said that the ugly head of violence has once more claimed a life.
Terrorism has hit a new low with Shujaat’s killing. That too, on the eve of Eid. We must unite against forces seeking to undermine our attempts to restore peace. Justice will be done. https://t.co/8oCNXan13L
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) 14 June 2018